Policy

How To Make Telecom Services Usable By Persons With Disabilities

How To Make Telecom Services Usable By Persons With Disabilities

July 10, 2018 at 9:23 am 0 comments

Differently-abled people or persons with disabilities have to go through many hardships in their lives. While life has never been easy for them, technology has played a vital role in somehow making their lives bit easier. While communication services have become too pervasive and ubiquitous, persons with disabilities (PwDs) stillRead More

New Telecom Policy Will Have Far-reaching Impact : Rajesh Mishra, Co-Founder, Parallel Wireless

New Telecom Policy Will Have Far-reaching Impact : Rajesh Mishra, Co-Founder, Parallel Wireless

May 8, 2018 at 10:46 am 0 comments

The recently released draft of the new telecom policy is generating quite a buzz already. Not without a reason! The ambitious Draft National Digital Communications Policy 2018 endeavors to generate 40 lakh new jobs by 2022, draw $100 billion foreign funds into the telecom sector and provide broadband speeds ofRead More

New Telecom Policy Is Clearly What India Needed : COAI DG Rajan Mathews

New Telecom Policy Is Clearly What India Needed : COAI DG Rajan Mathews

May 3, 2018 at 9:07 am 0 comments

The department of telecom on 1 May brought out the new telecom policy for India. The policy, named as National Digital Communications Policy 2018, is currently at a ‘draft’ stage and sought feedback and comments from industry stakeholders. COAI or Cellular operators’ association of India plays a big role inRead More

COAI Slams TRAI On Telecom Tariff Order, Asks Govt To Intervene

COAI Slams TRAI On Telecom Tariff Order, Asks Govt To Intervene

February 21, 2018 at 9:04 am 0 comments

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Tuesday slammed sector regulator TRAI over its recent telecom tariff order policy. In a scathing letter addressed to the media, the operators’ association has said the new regulation ‘deals a near fatal body blow to the industry’. “The industry, which was alreadyRead More

5G Roadmap By June 2018: DoT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan

5G Roadmap By June 2018: DoT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan

February 16, 2018 at 2:34 pm 0 comments

As countries around the globe are rallying around 5G, India will not be too far and the country is set to have its 5G roadmap by June this year, Aruna Sundararajan, Chairperson, Telecom Commission & Secretary (T) said at an  ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. The DoT hasRead More

TRAI Releases Consultation Paper On Spectrum Allocation For Radio Trunking Service

TRAI Releases Consultation Paper On Spectrum Allocation For Radio Trunking Service

February 9, 2018 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

Sector regulator TRAi on Friday released a consultation paper on method of allocation of spectrum for public mobile radio trunking service or PMRTS including auction as a transparent mechanism. In July 2017 Department of telecom or DoT had requested TRAI to offer recommendation on how to allocation spectrum for radioRead More

TRAI Brings In New interconnect Rules, Provisions Rs 1 Lakh/day penalty on violation

TRAI Brings In New interconnect Rules, Provisions Rs 1 Lakh/day penalty on violation

January 2, 2018 at 3:12 pm 0 comments

TRAI on Tuesday announced its new interconnection regulations and mandated each operator to respect other operator’s request within 30 days of receiving such request. The new interconnect rules come into effect from 1 February, 2018. The regulator has prescribed that the interconnection agreement between parties should be on ‘non-discriminatory in nature’Read More

DoT Should Accept TRAI’s Net Neutrality Recommendations

DoT Should Accept TRAI’s Net Neutrality Recommendations

November 28, 2017 at 9:37 pm 0 comments

Sector regulator TRAI on Tuesday came out with its recommendations on Net Neutrality and says there should not be any discriminatory access to neither internet or content being distributed over internet. The principles of net neutrality states that the telecom service providers and ISPs cannot speed up or slow downRead More

Idea Reacts To IUC After 3 Days; Demands Recall

Idea Reacts To IUC After 3 Days; Demands Recall

September 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm 0 comments

Idea Cellular, in a delayed reaction to the new IUC guidelines, has joined Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India to show displeasure over the development and demanded a total recall of the changed policy. “Idea Cellular is deeply disappointed and expects that the TRAI decision will be recalled in toto,” saysRead More

GST Rates : Simplifying Various GST Slabs

GST Rates : Simplifying Various GST Slabs

September 19, 2017 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is deemed as the greatest tax reform since India achieved independence. The single indirect tax has eliminated multiple central and state taxes that were levied before GST. Some of these include a value-added tax (VAT), service tax, excise, customs duty, octroi, luxury, and entertainmentRead More